Hot Hot Hot Hummus with Harissa

September 28, 2012

Dunk your pita in hummus with harissa from The Kitchen of Oz.  This quick and easy recipe is great any time of the day and makes for great party food.  Harissa is an African hot sauce made with piri piri chile peppers and a variety of seasonings and spices.  You can find it pre-made in bottles and cans but nothing beats a homemade version. Hummus with harissa will wake up the taste buds and becomes severely addicting.

Harissa Hummus


For the hummus:
300 g. (10.6 oz) boiled or canned chick peas (drained)
2 garlic cloves (ground)
1 lemon’s juice
3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
For the harissa sauce:
1/2 tablespoon of virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove (ground)
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Additional cucumbers for serving
Combine all the ingredients of hummus in a food processor and puree till you end up with a thick paste and set aside.
Slice the roasted red peppers and cut them into very small squares.
Chop the chives finely and add to the red peppers.
Add the garlic, olive oil, cumin, salt and black pepper to the red pepper and chive mix, blend altogether.
Slice the cucumbers into 4cm (around 1,6 inches) portions and carve their inside parts without digging through their bottoms.
Fill each one of the cucumber pieces with hummus and place some harissa sauce on top of them.
Garnish with fresh chives.

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